Course description

Effective compliance programs require holistic approaches to ensure that individuals at every level of the organization understand and embrace the need for an ethical and compliant culture. Professional education and training programs in this area can help organizations mitigate risks and build a resilient culture grounded in ethics and compliance. 

This course provides a broad overview of ethics and ethical challenges, the elements of an effective compliance program, and aspects related to compliance education, training, fraud, and risk assessment. The primary objective of this certificate program is to provide you with foundational knowledge that will help you better understand and manage the corporate ethics and compliance landscape.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the different approaches to ethical reasoning and decision-making
  • Gain knowledge to recognize compliance challenges and manage compliance risks
  • Learn about the key issues related to ethics and compliance program management
  • Identify the key elements of an effective compliance program
  • Understand the importance of developing and maintaining a culture of ethics and compliance

Features and Benefits

  • Fully online, self-paced program accessible from any device with a browser and reliable Internet connection
  • Videos developed by expert faculty and staff in the  Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University
  • Supplemental video presentations by subject matter experts working in the field of ethics and compliance
  • Personal ethics evaluation, virtual simulations, and online exercises provided by EthicsGame
  • Official Saint Louis University-recognized certificate of completion and digital badge
  • Membership in a private LinkedIn group to build your professional ethics and compliance network
  • Qualifies for 2 continuing education units (CEUs)
  • The Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® has approved this event for up to 24.0 non-live CCB CEUs.


Reviews (1)

The Corporate Ethics and Compliance Management course is World class! I would recommend this course to anyone in a leadership role. The instruction is provided by active topic area experts in the field of compliance.

by Robert Totra

The Corporate Ethics and Compliance Management course is World class! I would recommend this course to anyone in a leadership role. The instruction is provided by active topic area experts in the field of compliance.

by Robert Totra

Nitish Singh, Ph.D.

Nitish Singh, Ph.D.

Professor of International Business

Dr. Singh is Professor of International Business at the Boeing Institute of International Business at Saint Louis University and founder and consultant at IntegTree LLC, an ethics and compliance consulting company. He developed and taught one of the first university certification programs in ethics and compliance management in the country. The program has been taken by executives from companies such as AT&T, Boeing, British Sky Broadcasting, Bunge, Dunken Brands, Emirates National Oil, Johnson Controls, Monsanto, Northern Trust, Novartis, Suncor, Verisign, Wells Fargo, and Weatherford.

Prior to Saint Louis University, Dr. Singh was a professor at California State University Chico, where he headed the localization certification program. He holds Ph.D. in Marketing and International Business from Saint Louis University, an MA from the University of South Wales, and a MBA from Pune University, India.

His educational efforts have been supported by the US Department of Education, Qatar Foundation, CSU, Hewlett-Packard, Adobe, and other companies. He serves as grant reviewer and has performed grant audits for the US Dept. of Education Business International Education. He has authored several books including his latest book: Compliance Management: A How-to Guide for Executives, Lawyers, and Other Compliance Professionals

Dr. Singh is the recipient of various research excellence awards, faculty excellence award, teaching awards, service excellence award, and was named one of the top 10 reviewers for International Marketing Review. He has also been active in training and consulting in the field of localization for websites, corporate ethics and compliance management, environmental sustainability, and marketing to Hispanics online.

David Webb

Course Administrator

David Webb, is the director of the Emerson Leadership Institute and instructor of sustainability and business at Saint Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis.  

David is the primary course administrator for programs offered through the Emerson Leadership Institute's online training center He is your point of contact for questions about course content or technology.

David Webb
Course Includes

17 Videos

10 Quizzes

19 Texts


20.0 hrs

Course Curriculum